The Android powered video game console, Ouya, will be hitting store shelves in June. Ouya CEO, Julie Uhrman announced the first details of the system’s availability earlier today. If you want to pick one of these consoles up, they’ll be available at Target, Best Buy, Gamestop and Amazon. This is pretty much coming to all the major retail stores, you can also buy the console directly from the company’s website. If you backed the console during it’s Kickstarter timeline, then you’ll be getting your consoles in March. With preorders from the official Ouya site arriving to buyers in April. The retail price will run you $99 dollars, and it’ll come with one gamepad. An extra pad will run you $49.99, which is a bit pricey for the consumers on a budget.
Julie Uhrman stated the following to the WSJ, “I think it’s fair to say to get established players in the retail space excited about pre-selling Ouya speaks to the excitement in the marketplace. We’ve had 68,000 backers, we have more than that in pre-orders today.” I think it’s safe to say that the new console will have a lot of support at launch. But with all the looming hype surrounding the next generation of consoles, hopefully the indie system won’t be overlooked.
Source: The Verge